Briefs: John Lemley, Molly McCollum, Rashad Richey, Lyndsay Marie

News about radio host John Lemley, meteorologist Molly McCollum and radio jock Lyndsey Marie.

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News about radio host John Lemley, meteorologist Molly McCollum and radio jock Lyndsey Marie.

I was on spring break last week. Here are some news bits that happened while I was gone:

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Credit: John Lemley. CR: Jeff Roffman

Credit: John Lemley. CR: Jeff Roffman

John Lemley has started a new show on GPB Classical, its online channel.

The former WABE-FM host, with his show “John Lemley’s City Cafe,” started April 6, airing 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

He had joined WABE in 1997 and worked there for 18 years. For a brief time, he also did a show on the former WMLB, “The Voice of the Arts” on 1690AM.

Lemley plans to air a Top 500 playlist of classical music and mix in some film scores and video gaming music.

“With every piece of music I play and every word that I speak, my focus is on the listener’s lifestyle and what occupies their time during the early afternoon hours,” Lemley said. “Therefore, ‘City Cafe’s’ playlist is bright and upbeat with occasional selections picked to add a little relaxation to their weekday. In essence, it’s classical music for modern life.”

The show can be found at gpb.org/classical and on Alexa.

Lemley also works as anchor of “CrimeOnline News Update,” a daily newscast feature on “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on SiriusXM.

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Former CBS46 meteorologist Molly McCollum now has a full-time job at The Weather Channel. WEATHER CHANNEL

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Former CBS46 meteorologist Molly McCollum now has a full-time job at The Weather Channel. WEATHER CHANNEL

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Former CBS46 meteorologist Molly McCollum now has a full-time job at The Weather Channel. WEATHER CHANNEL

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Former CBS46 meteorologist Molly McCollum has landed a full-time job at The Weather Channel.

She had been working part time there since mid-2021.

“TWC has felt like home since the moment I started freelancing back in June and I’m thrilled to be officially part of this incredible weather family!” she wrote on social media.

She worked at CBS46 from 2018 to 2020 and was cut during the pandemic.

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Lyndsey Marie's Twitter photo.

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Lyndsey Marie's Twitter photo.

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Lyndsey Marie's Twitter photo.

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Longtime mid-day Rock 100.5 jock Lyndsey Marie had a son Bryn at the end of March.

“I’ve never loved something so instantly, maniacally,” she wrote on her public Facebook page April 6. “Bryn was born a week ago today. 7 lbs 12 oz. And luckily, so chill.”

She wrote 10 days in on Twitter: “What is going on in the world? I’ve been in a haze for a week and a half. Is this parenthood? Send sleep.”

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Rashad Richey has started a weekly TV show on the Young Turks Network. PROMOTIONAL PHOTO

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Rashad Richey has started a weekly TV show on the Young Turks Network. PROMOTIONAL PHOTO

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Rashad Richey has started a weekly TV show on the Young Turks Network. PROMOTIONAL PHOTO

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The ever busy radio and TV host Rashad Richey has purchased a 50% stake in two silent radio signals in Alabama, WALQ Carrville (1130) and WHSL-FM (107.7), for an undisclosed amount. The AM station covers Montgomery and the other station a small town called Lisman.

“I got a good deal,” he said in a brief interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He hosts a morning show on 1380/WAOK-AM and a TV show on the Young Turks Network.

WALQ had previously been a conservative talk station in Montgomery. He plans to turn it into a progressive talk station and enhance its FM translator signal. “I’m currently meeting with podcast platforms to partner with WALQ for content distribution, which will add an additional layer of monetization opportunity to our talk radio model,” he said.

The FM 107.7 signal in Lisman, Alabama will become Classic Mix 107.7 FM featuring a mix of popular oldies, classic R&B, jazz and neo-soul.